BASILISK LIZARD

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Basiliscus plumifrons

HABITAT:  Tropical rain forest of Central America.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
                                                   

FUN FACT: 

The lizards are called the Jesus Lizard because of their ability to rapidly move across water surfaces by moving their back legs in a churning motion and using splayed feet to slap the water which creates air pockets that prevent them from sinking.  

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312 E Finnup Drive

Garden City, KS 67846

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